Every year in the U.S., 36 million tons of food waste is sent to landfills; less than 3% is recycled. In a landfill, food waste emits methane, a greenhouse gas that traps heat in the atmosphere and is a major contributor to global warming. In early 2016, Pennsylvania based Redner’s Warehouse Markets, a chain of 44 grocery stores, started to use Grind2Energy. On a weekly basis, the chain now diverts 3.5 tons of food waste from landfill by recycling and using Grind2Energy. “The best part is when people discover what [Grind2Energy] can do with food waste, turning it into beneficial fertilizer and renewable energy,” commented Doug Brokaw, Director of Sales for Grind2Energy.
Business Website: http://www.grind2energy.com
Year Founded: 2013
Number of Employees: 5,001-10,000